Jul 26, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The postdoctoral scholar is responsible for independent and collaborative development, implementation, and analysis of scientific research in the disciplines of immunology, autoimmunity, neurodegenerative disease, molecular genetics/ biology, and biochemistry. Responsibilities include management of all aspects of vector construction, cell culture, protein expression, protein purification, protein characterization, bioassay, in vitro and in vivo experimentation, daily measurement of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, and other inflammatory disease models. Duties include: hypothesis development, literature review, collection of pilot data, report writing, and supervising of undergraduate research students and graduate research students, overseeing data collection procedures, supervising experimental procedures, review of data for quality control, supervision of data entry/data analysis, analysis of research hypothesis using descriptive and multivariate statistics, and the development of independent and collaborative presentations and publications. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. Approximately 95% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to experiments related to the project. Approximately 5% of the postdoctoral scholar's time will be devoted to managing the day-to-day activity of undergraduate and graduate research students in the laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills PhD degree in Immunology or a closely-related field

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through People Admin and attach their CV or resume and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at:

Date Initial Screening Begins: 08-01-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

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